Sea Life is a Beneteau 393 sailing yacht. Mark and Sea Life have just completed their first circumnavigation of the world. From 2008: the Caribbean, Panama, Galapagos, Marquesas, Tonga, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Salalah, Oman, Egypt, Turkey, The Greek Islands, Italy, France, the Canary Islands and back to the Caribbean then Venezuela, Bahamas and the USA. From palm trees to a catagory 5 cyclone, a Somali Pirate attack, and wonderful people in the worlds most spectacular places. This website shows you some, so come for a journey on 'Sea Life' through these pages!
Current Location: Grenada, The Caribbean
Maclain Christie from The Great Outloud interviews me about my sailing.
Fire Destroys Boat "Uisge Beatha" in Grenada June 14 2013.
A hundred meters from Sea Life a beautiful new 80 foot Jongert built Aluminum boat "Uisge Beatha" caught fire before dawn 14th June.
Boat Name: "Uisge Beatha" Length Overall: 24.40 m/80.05 ft Length On Deck: 23.05 m/75.62 ft Length Waterline: 21.30 m/69.88 ft Year: 2010 Beam: 6.50 m/21.33 ft Draught Max: 3.00 m/9.84 ft Hull Material: Aluminium Superstructure: Aluminium Displacement: 58 Engines: 1 x 196 HP Steyr Diesel Max Speed: 11 kn Cruise Speed: 9 kn Range: 1,600 Fuel Capacity: 4,300 l/1,136 gal Water Capacity: 2,000 l/528 gal Guest Cabins: 1 Owner’s cabin, 2 Twin cabins Guests: 6 Crew Cabins: 1 Crew cabin Crew: 2 Naval Architect: Jongert Yachts Exterior Designer: Jongert Yachts Interior Designer: Jongert Yachts
May 2013, The Caribbean
Nat wishes Sea Life goodbye in Martinique.
Fort De France, Martinique is a stunning small historic town surrounded by a much more modern city. The anchorage is bliss at sunset.
May 2013 in Deshaies, Guadeloupe sees a very strange yacht race with traditional boats. Theres a fleet of 40, all immaculately maintained, sailing most Sundays.
Nat did give Ali a hair cut before Ali could head to London. One doesn't want Aussie performers looking like wooly sheep in Piccadilly!
St Johns is not on the cruisers path, so we had the town and the anchorage to ourselves. Its so pretty, and the people so friendly. Mind you when we saw this band appear from nowhere I was reminded of James Bonds Dr No.
Ali flew out of St Johns, Antigua, but we tried to get her to have this manicure first.
The anchorage at Colombeir, St Barths. You may have heard that St Barths is pretty pricey. Well, its free to anchor here! But dont even think about getting off the boat without a stuffed wallet! St Barths is lovely, really pretty, and only about 25% more expensive than St Martin, but without local busses travel around the island is a killer. We had a friend of Nat's, Chrystal, to drive us around.
Well, its only a small island how could anyone get lost? Fourchue has piles of cairns for those who can't make the trek up the hill. Kinda the king of the castle for the vertically challenged.
Between St Martin and St Barths is a small islands Isle Fourchue. Nat looks at the boat whilst taking a breath after a pretty steep climb to the summit overlooking the bay.
April 2013 looks a great month! Nat (Natalia) and Ali (Allison) both independently took six months to arrange their visit to Sea Life... and ended up arriving on the same day! So we started at the St Martin Yacht Club, of course.
Matt and Kate have dumped the boat and bought on Terra Firma. Not a bad view over Simpson Bay, St Martin!
2013 started in Key West, USA with a 13 day upwind, up current passage to St Martin in the Caribbean. A long and difficult passage by Sea Life handled it well!
FOR MORE PHOTOS SEE THE 2012 PAGES and before....